Learn About Our Programs

Our programs are offered for a wide range of ages intended to expose participants to the wonders of the natural world around us. Special accommodations are available for all programs with adequate notification.

Upcoming events

    • 08/03/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/07/2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Varies, see description
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    For children entering Grades 4-6

    Monday, August 3 - Friday, August 7, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Photo Presentation for Families: Friday, August 7, 3:00 p.m.

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park (Mon, Thurs, & Fri)
    Kings Landing Park  (Tues)
    Battle Creek Cypress Swamp (Wed)

    Your children will capture the natural wonders of Calvert County Parks on camera. In addition to fun camp activities, they will learn camera basics and picture-taking tips. After camp on Friday, families are invited to a presentation highlighting campers’ work. Campers must provide their own digital camera.

    Fee per camper: Society members: $150
    Nonmembers: $180

    Additional Information about camp:

    Photography Camp LETTER 15.pdf

    Reservations are required by Monday, July 27. Register online or by mail.

    If you have any questions, email cypressswamp@co.cal.md.us or call 410-535-5327.

    • 08/05/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Ages 10-13, Adult participation not required

    Come to Kings Landing Park to practice your archery skills!  Never shot a bow and arrow?  No problem, we'll have a short lesson for beginners before we start. Bring a refillable water bottle.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for BCNES members
    $8 per person for nonmembers

    • 08/06/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Nature is full of wonderful colors. We will look for every color in the rainbow as we hike along the trails at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Registration Deadline: Friday July 31

    Naturalist in Charge; Gene Groshon

    Program Fee:
    Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Fee is per family; may be paid online, by mail, in person, or on day of event.

    • 08/06/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Nature is full of wonderful colors. We will look for every color in the rainbow as we hike along the trails at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Registration Deadline: Friday July 31

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Program Fee:
    Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Fee is per family; may be paid online, by mail, in person, or on day of event.

    • 08/08/2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    For Ages: 6-9 years, Adult participation required.

    Explore the oyster baskets at the pier to see animals that inhabit an oyster reef.  The animals that your children find will be photographed and documented for the Maryland Biodiversity Project.  Learn how you can participate in this citizen science project at home.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee: Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Thursday, August 6. Register online, by mail, email or by phone 410-535-5327.


    • 08/11/2015
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Kings Landing Park, HUntingtown
    • 1
    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Location: Kings Landing Park 

    You can’t eat them, but it sure is fun to make them! Join in the muddy fun as we explore the mud –how it feels, how it smells - what animals live in the mud? Come prepared for getting wet and dirty (adults and kids both), wear old sneakers that you can wear in the water (no flip flops), an old towel, and bring a change of clothes for the way home.

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Fee is per family: free to Society members; $8 for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by August 7

    Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    • 08/11/2015
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, HUntingtown
    • 2
    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Location: Kings Landing Park 

    You can’t eat them, but it sure is fun to make them! Join in the muddy fun as we explore the mud –how it feels, how it smells - what animals live in the mud? Come prepared for getting wet and dirty (adults and kids both), wear old sneakers that you can wear in the water (no flip flops), an old towel, and bring a change of clothes for the way home.

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Fee is per family: free to Society members; $8 for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by August 7

    Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    • 08/11/2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Nature Center
    • 3
    For Volunteers, Ages 15 and up, Under 18 with adult

    Accompany naturalist  Shannon Steele as she checks Prothonotary Warbler nest boxes.  Have fun trekking through seldom-seen parts of the swamp, and perhaps catch a glimpse of some fuzzy little nestlings.  If you were unable to attend the warbler info sessions in April, this is a great opportunity to learn how you can help with this study. 

    The number of participants is limited so that there is less impact on the swamp and the birds are disturbed as little as possible.  If you are unable to attend one of the Prothonotary Warbler programs but would still like to help, please contact Shannon Steele at steelesj@co.cal.md.us

    Since we have a limited number of waders up to size 12, please let us know your shoe size when you register so that we can try to have enough waders for everyone. 

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Friday, August 7. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    • 08/12/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 4

    Ages 10-13; adult participation is not required.

    The Maryland Biodiversity Project needs help documenting all the plants and animals of Maryland. Teens will have fun exploring the park as they capture as many animals on camera as possible.  They can bring their own camera or help catch animals for the naturalist to photograph.  Wear clothes that can get wet/dirty and bring a bag lunch, water, backpack and camera (optional).

    LocationKings Landing Park 

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee: Free for Society members
    $8 per person for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Monday, August 10 Register online, by mail, email to cypressswamp@co.cal.md.us or by phone 410-535-5327.

    • 08/13/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Ward Farm Nature Park, Dunkirk
    • 6

     Ages 12-16 years, adult participation is not required

    Come explore the creek on this new property and help restore it to a healthier condition.

    Location:  Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Fee per person: free for Society members
    $8 for nonmembers

    Reservation required by August 11



    • 08/15/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 5

    For Ages 9 years to adult

    Participants must be at least 9 years old to accompany an adult in a double kayak, and at least 12 years old to ride in a single kayak. Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    The Patuxent River is full of life! We’ll head out in the kayaks, making stops to get wet and use nets to catch and observe some of these river animals like crabs and fish. Includes instruction on kayaking basics and safety.

    Location: Kings Landing Park Meet at the parking lot by the pool

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Reservations and payment are required in advance.

    Register by mail or in person (at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp) by Thursday, August 13.  No phone or email reservations accepted.

    Fee is per person.
    $15 for Society members
    $30 for nonmembers   

    Bring your own kayak and get $10 off the program fee.

    Due to the limited number of kayaks, we may not be able to accommodate your kayak preference. There is a chance that the demand for kayaks exceeds our capacity. If we are unable to fit you into the trip, you will receive a full refund.

     

    • 08/19/2015
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Hutchins Pond, Owings
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    For Ages 6-9 years old

    Adult participation is required 

    Come to Hutchins pond where we will teach you how to make a cane pole and use one.  We will fish for bluegill and bass.

    Location: Hutchins Pond

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Program Fee: Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required. Register online, by mail, email or by phone 410-535-5327.

    Registration Deadline: Friday August 14 

    • 08/21/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
    • 8
    For 16 years to Adults

    Throughout the spring and summer, we'll revisit the plot locations from a 1990 vegetation study to assess changes in the plant communities at Flag Ponds. This information will also be used to develop the M.A.P.S. habitat structure assessment. 

    Even if your plant identification skills are rusty (or lacking), helping staff and more experience volunteers record data, take photos, and create maps will allow you to learn how to identify the common and uncommon plants in the area.

    Results of the survey will be posted on the M.A.P.S. web page

    Dress for the weather and wear comfortable hiking shoes.

    Bring a water bottle. Hand-lens, binoculars, and field guides are optional. Feel free to bring a lunch to enjoy after the survey.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Register online, by mail, by email, or in person (at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp)

    Free.

    • 08/22/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 4

    For adults, although teens 16 years and older may attend.

    Interested in knowing the names of the wonderful wildflowers you encounter in forest and field? Then take this class where you’ll learn to “key-out” local plants using the popular Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide. Other field guides can be used, but the instruction will focus on the terminology and methodology of Newcombs. This will be a combination indoor/outdoor hands-on class. Geared for adults, but teens 16 or older may attend.

    Please bring a hand lens, lunch, and water. Please consider buying Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide before the program and reading the beginning sections. A limited number are for sale at the Battle Creek Cypress Swamp.

    A few copies of the guide and extra lenses will be available to borrow

    Co-sponsored by the Maryland Native Plant Society 

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Fee is per person.
    Free for Calvert Nature Society and Maryland Native Plant Society members
    $8 for nonmembers


    • 08/26/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
    • 2

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Following some fun indoor activities and a puppet show, hike out to the pier with the naturalist to look for lizards.  Since the hike is about a mile round trip, we will relax at the beach for a while before returning to the parking area.

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele 

    Program Fee:
    Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Monday, August 24. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    • 08/29/2015
    • 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    **Kayaking experience required. So be sure to attend some of our earlier paddles this spring!**

    For Ages 9 years to adult

    Participants must be at least 9 years old to accompany an adult in a double kayak, and at least 12 years old to ride in a single kayak. Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Explore the fascinating natural world under the light of the full moon at Kings Landing Park by kayak. Participants may bring their own kayaks and paddle at a discounted rate.

    Location: Kings Landing Park Meet at the parking lot by the pool.

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Reservations and payment are required in advance.

    Register online or by mail or in person (at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp) No phone reservations accepted.

    Registration Deadline is Monday Aug 4th

    Fee is per person. $15 for Society members
    $30 for nonmembers. Bring your own kayak and get $10 off the program fee.

    Due to the limited number of kayaks, we may not be able to accommodate your kayak preference. There is a chance that the demand for kayaks exceeds our capacity. If we are unable to fit you into the trip, you will receive a full refund.

    • 08/30/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lubsy
    • 15

    For teens and adult 

    (must be at least 14; under 18 adult required)

    Join us for an early morning hike around Flag Ponds. We will be sure to encounter lots of bird so be sure to bring a pair of binoculars!

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Register online, by mail, by email, or in person (at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp)

    Fee is per family.
    Free for Society members
    $8 for nonmembers

    Download the Registration Form (pdf)

    Registration Deadline is Monday, August 24 


    • 09/02/2015
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 5
    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Do you like bugs or do you think they are yucky? We’ll take a close look at some bugs – big and small, creepy and crawly – and see where they live and what they eat. We’ll also spend some time outside doing a bug search – so come dressed for a walk

    Program Fee:
    Free for BCNES members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by August 31

    Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Fee is per family; may be paid online, by mail, in person, or on day of event.

    • 09/02/2015
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 11
    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Do you like bugs or do you think they are yucky? We’ll take a close look at some bugs – big and small, creepy and crawly – and see where they live and what they eat. We’ll also spend some time outside doing a bug search – so come dressed for a walk

    Program Fee:
    Free for BCNES members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by August 31

    Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Fee is per family; may be paid online, by mail, in person, or on day of event.

    • 09/04/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Nature Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Homeschool First Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12.  These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons, receive help on projects and research and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements of water quality, or play games. 
    • Parents with younger children (ages 4-6) will stay with the group; parents of older children have the option of staying or not; there is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers.  Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.
    • Siblings younger than 3 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.
    • Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).

    This fall’s homeschool series focuses on animal classification.  Each month will focus on a different animal group.  September’s class will be an investigation of insects.  We will learn what makes them special and then search outside for some examples.

    Please register by August 28 to attend

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    • 09/05/2015
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Nature Center

    For all ages. 

    Under 16 with an adult.

    The American Kestrel is a native falcon whose numbers are in decline in our area.  We will discuss the life history of these beautiful birds and how we are trying to bring back their numbers.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Sept 2

    This is a free program.


    • 09/05/2015
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
    • 5

    For Ages 18 and up

    Come explore the bay off Flag Ponds Nature Park with lighted stand up paddle boards. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and must have prior experience stand up paddle boarding. To try out a stand up paddle board check out Patuxent Adventure Center in Solomons or Sup2u Rentals at Kings Landing Park.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park we will meet at the education building

    Reservations and payment are required in advance.

    Register online or by mail or in person (at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp) No phone reservations accepted.

    Registration Deadline: Friday, Aug 28

    Fee is per person.
    $75 for BCNES members
    $85 for nonmembers

    Bring your own kayak option does not apply to this program.

    Due to the limited number of paddle boards with light systems, we will only have room for 5 people for the paddle. If we have enough people interested we can set up another trip on separate date as well. If we are unable to fit you into the trip, you will receive a full refund.

    • 09/12/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 9

    Ages 12-16 years, adult participation not required



      
    Location - Kings Landing Park
      
      
    Which way is west from here?  North is the side of the tree with the moss, right?  If you have wanted to learn how to use a compass, now’s your chance!  We’ll go over ways of finding your way without a compass, compass basics, then put our newly-learned skills to the test on an orienteering course around the park. 
      
    Fee:

    Free for Society members

    $8 per person for nonmembers
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
     
    • 09/12/2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 10

    For Ages 9 years to adult

    Participants must be at least 9 years old to accompany an adult in a double kayak, and at least 12 years old to ride in a single kayak. Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Early fall is a great time to be paddling on the river - but what lives under the surface?  We will paddle to different locations and see what we can find using a variety of nets.     

    Location: Kings Landing Park Meet at the parking lot by the pool

    Reservations and payment are required in advance.

    Register by September 10 

    Fee is per person.
    $15 for Society members
    $30 for nonmembers   

    Bring your own kayak and get $10 off the program fee.

    Due to the limited number of kayaks, we may not be able to accommodate your kayak preference. There is a chance that the demand for kayaks exceeds our capacity. If we are unable to fit you into the trip, you will receive a full refund.

     

    • 09/17/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby MD
    • 2

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    The beaches are covered in amazing shells.  We will collect shells and talk about the animals that live in them. Afterward we will make a fun craft with the shells we find.

     

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Reservations are required. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Registration Deadline: Monday, Sept 14

    Program Fee:
    Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Fee is per family; may be paid online, by mail, in person, or on day of event.

    • 09/17/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby MD
    • 9

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    The beaches are covered in amazing shells.  We will collect shells and talk about the animals that live in them. Afterward we will make a fun craft with the shells we find.


    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Reservations are required. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Registration Deadline: Monday, Sept 14

    Program Fee:
    Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Fee is per family; may be paid online, by mail, in person, or on day of event.

    • 09/19/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 7

    Ages 10-13; adult participation is not required.   

    The Maryland Biodiversity Project needs help documenting all the plants and animals of Maryland. Teens will have fun exploring the park as they capture as many animals on camera as possible.  They can bring their own camera or help catch animals for the naturalist to photograph.  Wear clothes that can get wet/dirty and bring a bag lunch, water, backpack and camera (optional).

    LocationBiscoe Gray Heritage Farm

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee: Free for Society members
    $8 per person for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Thursday, September 17.  Register online, by mail, or email to cypressswamp@co.cal.md.us or by phone 410-535-5327.

    • 09/19/2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp and Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 6
    For Ages 6 to 9
    Adult participation is required

    Help conserve monarch butterflies by gently catching and tagging them.  As you help the naturalist collect data, you and your children will learn how you can participate in this citizen science project at home. Meet at Cypress Swamp.

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp  and  Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Thursday, September 17. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    • 09/21/2015
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 10

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years

    Adult participation is required

    After some butterfly-themed activities and a puppet show, head out to the meadow to look for migrating monarchs and other butterflies.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Thursday, September 17. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Fee is per family; may be paid online, by mail, in person, or on day of event.

    • 09/21/2015
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 13

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years

    Adult participation is required

    After some butterfly-themed activities and a puppet show, head out to the meadow to look for migrating monarchs and other butterflies.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Thursday, September 17. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Fee is per family; may be paid online, by mail, in person, or on day of event.

    • 09/21/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 15

    Free Program For Volunteers Only

    Ages 13 and Up   

    Help conserve monarch butterflies by gently catching and tagging them.  As you help the naturalist collect data at Kings Landing Park, you will learn how you can participate in this citizen science project at home or at our parks.

    LocationKings Landing Park

    Reservations are required by Thursday, September 17. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    • 09/23/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Ward Farm Park
    • 4

    For children in Grades 3-5

    Don’t spend off from school at home, come play in the park!   Explore the park and make new friends. We will spend the day exploring this new park area- hiking through the woods, walking in the creek, and playing games. Bring water, a snack, lunch, bug spray, sunscreen. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet and dirty. You’ll want a change of clothes for the way home and a towel.

     

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park

    Space is limited to 10 campers.

    Register before September 18

    Fee is per child.
    Free for BCNES members
    $12 for nonmembers

    • 09/23/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 3

    Ages 10-14, Adult participation not required

    Come to Kings Landing Park to practice your archery skills!  Never shot a bow and arrow?  No problem, we'll have a short lesson for beginners before we start. Bring a refillable water bottle.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for BCNES members
    $8 per person for nonmembers

    • 10/02/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Nature Center
    • 6
    Homeschool First Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12.  These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons, receive help on projects and research and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements of water quality, or play games. 
    • Parents with younger children (ages 4-6) will stay with the group; parents of older children have the option of staying or not; there is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers.  Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.
    • Siblings younger than 3 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.
    • Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).

    This fall’s homeschool series focuses on animal classification.  Each month will focus on a different animal group.  October’s class will be an investigation of fish.  We will learn what makes them special and then search outside for some examples.

    Please register by September 28 to attend

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    • 10/02/2015
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 18

    For families with children 6 years and older, adult participation required

    As the sun sets and the darkness spreads like a blindfold across your eyes, even the most familiar places take on an air of mystery.  We’ll keep our ears, noses, and eyes open for nocturnal animal as we explore the park at night.  Bring a flashlight

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Program Fee per family:
    Free for BCNES members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Please register by September 30

    Register online, by mail, by email, or in person (at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp)

     

    • 10/06/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 2

    For Children ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

     The Chesapeake Bay is one of the world’s largest estuaries – and it’s right in our backyard.  Bring your little ones to this fun introduction to the Bay and some of its inhabitants.   

     

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park 

    Program Fee per family:
    Free for BCNES members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    • 10/06/2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 9

    For Children ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

     The Chesapeake Bay is one of the world’s largest estuaries – and it’s right in our backyard.  Bring your little ones to this fun introduction to the Bay and some of its inhabitants.   

     

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park 

    Program Fee per family:
    Free for BCNES members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    • 10/10/2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 8
    For Ages 6 to 9
    Adult participation is required

    Your children will have fun using a seine net to help the naturalist catch and document fish for the Maryland Biodiversity Project. Learn how you can particpiate in this citizen science project in your own backyard.

    LocationKings Landing Park

    Reservations are required by Thursday, October 8. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:
    Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    • 10/16/2015
    • 7:00 AM
    • 10/17/2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Assateague Island National Seashore
    • 1

    Life on the Edge
    For children ages 12-16

    7:00 a.m.  Friday, October 16 through
    Saturday, October 17 approximately 5:00pm 

    Orientation meeting - 6:30pm, October 1 at Battle Creek Nature Center (must attend to go on trip)

    Location: meets at Kings Landing Park then travel to Assateague Island

    Assateague Island is poised between the land and the sea - recreated each day by ocean, wind, and waves.  Kayak the coastal bay, camp in the sand dunes, cook dinner over a fire, and explore the beach at night.

    Additional details

    Provide your own lunch Friday.  Dinner Friday, snacks, breakfast and lunch Saturday provided.  Tents provided – must have own sleeping bag.   

     

    (Maximum number of campers: 8)

    Fee per child: Society members pay $40 per person.
    Nonmembers pay $60.


    Each child must be registered separately.
    You may register online, by mail, or in person. See the Registration Information page for details.

    • 10/17/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick MD
    • 13

    For Ages: 6-9 years old
    Adult participation is required.

    Come help us build a nature playspace at the park. We may build a bamboo fort or a large eagles nest and more.  Bring your ideas and clothes that can get dirty. 

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Free

    Registration Deadline: Monday, Oct 12

    Reservations are required. Register online, by mail, email or by phone 410-535-5327.

    • 10/17/2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 7

    Participants must be at least 18 years of age for this trip.

     

    Capture the fall sites on the Patuxent River while traveling by kayak. Be sure to bring a waterproof case or dry bag for your camera gear. We’ll meet at the parking lot near the pool.

    Location: Kings Landing Park Meet at the parking lot by the pool.

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Reservations and payment are required in advance.

    Register online or by mail or in person (at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp) No phone reservations accepted.

    Registration Deadline is Monday, Oct 12

    Fee is per person. $15 for Society members
    $30 for nonmembers.

    Bring your own kayak and get $10 off the program fee.

    Due to the limited number of kayaks, we may not be able to accommodate your kayak preference. There is a chance that the demand for kayaks exceeds our capacity. If we are unable to fit you into the trip, you will receive a full refund.

    • 10/19/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 8

     

    Ages 10-14, Adult participation not required

    School’s out, so let’s spend the day immersed in nature while playing games!  Participate in field day events such as an egg drop, a pac-man themed maze run, archery, and more.  Bring a refillable water bottle and a bagged lunch.  

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for members
    $8 per person for nonmembers

    • 10/22/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 6

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Some animals have very special ways that they move. We’ll play fun games as we learn why animals move differently. Be prepared to spend some time outside.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Reservations are required. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Registration Deadline: Friday, Oct 16

    Program Fee:
    Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Fee is per family; may be paid online, by mail, in person, or on day of event.

    • 10/22/2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 11

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Some animals have very special ways that they move. We’ll play fun games as we learn why animals move differently. Be prepared to spend some time outside.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Reservations are required. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Registration Deadline: Friday, Oct 16

    Program Fee:
    Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Fee is per family; may be paid online, by mail, in person, or on day of event.

    • 10/24/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 20

    Children must be at least 10 years old; If you’re not yet 16, bring a parent along to help with the projects.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby

    Come join a cadre of other volunteers. Thanks to grants from the Chaney Foundation, Calvert Garden Club, and Dominion Foundation, we’ll be building improved picnic facilities and boardwalks at Flag Ponds. Bring heavy work gloves, we’ll provide the tools and supplies needed. All ages, under 16 years with an adult. If you need hours for community service, bring your paperwork along.

    Dress for outdoor work: long pants, long sleeves, sturdy hiking boots. Bring sturdy work gloves if you have them.

    Register online, by mail, by email, or in person (at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp)

    Free

    • 10/25/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 20

    Children must be at least 10 years old. If you’re not yet 16, bring a parent along to help with the projects.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby

    Come join a cadre of other volunteers. Thanks to grants from the Chaney Foundation, Calvert Garden Club, and Dominion Foundation, we’ll be building improved picnic facilities and boardwalks at Flag Ponds. Bring heavy work gloves, we’ll provide the tools and supplies needed. All ages, under 16 years with an adult. If you need hours for community service, bring your paperwork along.

    Dress for outdoor work: long pants, long sleeves, sturdy hiking boots. Bring sturdy work gloves if you have them.

    Register online, by mail, by email, or in person (at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp)

    Free

    • 10/30/2015
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 8
    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Puppets will teach your children about owls and other things that begin with the letter "O."  They will even meet one of the nature center's live owls. 

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee:
    Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, October 28. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

     

    • 10/30/2015
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 12
    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Puppets will teach your children about owls and other things that begin with the letter "O."  They will even meet one of the nature center's live owls. 

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee:
    Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, October 28. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

     

    • 11/05/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    3-5 years old, Adult participation required

    What will the fall give us? Will we find colorful leaves or nuts? Come celebrate fall - we will enjoy playing with whatever we find!

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations by November 3 please    

    Fee is per family; Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers 



    • 11/05/2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 7

    3-5 years old, Adult participation required

    What will the fall give us? Will we find colorful leaves or nuts? Come celebrate fall - we will enjoy playing with whatever we find!

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations by November 3 please

    Fee is per family; Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:

    Free for BCNES members
    $8 per family for nonmembers   



    • 11/06/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Nature Center
    • 8
    Homeschool First Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12.  These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons, receive help on projects and research and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements of water quality, or play games. 
    • Parents with younger children (ages 4-6) will stay with the group; parents of older children have the option of staying or not; there is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers.  Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.
    • Siblings younger than 3 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.
    • Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).

    This fall’s homeschool series focuses on animal classification.  Each month will focus on a different animal group.  November’s class will be an investigation of birds.  We will learn what makes them special and then search outside for some examples.

    Please register by October 30 to attend

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    • 11/07/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 14
    Ages 12-16 years

    A safe place to play outdoors is important for people of all ages. This will be a day for teens to give back as well as have fun outdoors and meet new people by helping create elements for our Nature Play Space.  We will do things create a digging pit, build a fort, or gather loose parts which may be used by park visitors big and small.    

    Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Bring a lunch, a water bottle, and a snack.

    Please register by November 5

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Free.




    • 11/11/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 4

     

    Ages 10-14, Adult participation not required

    Trying to earn service hours for school?  Come to Kings Landing Park to assist the rangers with some much needed projects!  We will be picking up litter, clearing trails, repairing damage, and many more worthwhile activities.  You will leave with a letter thanking you for 4 hours of service!  Bring working gloves, a bagged lunch and a refillable water bottle.   

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for members
    $8 per person for nonmembers

    • 11/14/2015
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 9

    For All Ages

    Under 16 with an adult

    Program Fee:
     FREE

    Come bring your four legged friend out for a hike as we explore the beautiful rolling hills of Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm. Be sure to bring a leash and plastic bags to clean up after your pet.

    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm

    Reservations are required. Register online, by mail, email or by phone 410-535-5327. 

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Nov 10

    Fee is per family; may be paid online, by mail, in person, or on day of event.

    • 11/15/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park, Dunkirk MD
    • 10

    For All Ages

    Under 16 with an adult

    Program Fee:
    Free for BCNES members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Fall is a great time to go hiking. We will explore Ward Farm Park and see what exciting things we find. Be sure to bring your camera and some binoculars.

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park

    Reservations are required. Register online, by mail, email or by phone 410-535-5327. 

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Nov 10

    Fee is per family; may be paid online, by mail, in person, or on day of event.

    • 11/18/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 9

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Every fall hundreds of Canada Geese fly down to Maryland to spend the winter.  We will see if we can see any on the river and learn more about these long distance birds. 

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Reservations are required. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Registration Deadline: Friday, Nov 13

    Program Fee:
    Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Fee is per family; may be paid online, by mail, in person, or on day of event.

    • 11/18/2015
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 10

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Every fall hundreds of Canada Geese fly down to Maryland to spend the winter.  We will see if we can see any on the river and learn more about these long distance birds. 

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Reservations are required. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Registration Deadline: Friday, Nov 13

    Program Fee:
    Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Fee is per family; may be paid online, by mail, in person, or on day of event.

    • 11/21/2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
    • 7

    For Ages: 6-9 years, Adult participation required.

    The sandy beaches of Flag Ponds are a perfect place to look for animal tracks.  Children will have fun being nature sleuths to determine which animals have recently visitied the beach.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    These programs allow students to investigate firsthand the life found in and around our area.

    Reservations are required by Thursday, November 19. Register online, by mail, email or by phone 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee: Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Program Fee may be paid online by mail, in person, or on day of event.

    • 11/23/2015
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
    • 10

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    "T" is for turkeys and Thanksgiving.  Following some fun "T"-themed activities and a puppet show, take a short hike in the fall leaves.

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele 

    Program Fee:
    Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Thursday, November 19. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    • 11/23/2015
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
    • 12

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    "T" is for turkeys and Thanksgiving.  Following some fun "T"-themed activities and a puppet show, take a short hike in the fall leaves.

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele 

    Program Fee:
    Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Thursday, November 19. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    • 12/02/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby MD
    • 9

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Winter is a time for trees to take a break. We will talk about how trees survive in the winter while hiking to the Grandfather Tree!


    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Reservations are required. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Registration Deadline: Monday, Nov 30

    Program Fee:
    Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Fee is per family; may be paid online, by mail, in person, or on day of event.

    • 12/02/2015
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby MD
    • 7

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Winter is a time for trees to take a break. We will talk about how trees survive in the winter while hiking to the Grandfather Tree!


    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Reservations are required. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Registration Deadline: Monday, Nov 30

    Program Fee:
    Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Fee is per family; may be paid online, by mail, in person, or on day of event.

    • 12/04/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Nature Center
    • 9
    Homeschool First Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12.  These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons, receive help on projects and research and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements of water quality, or play games. 
    • Parents with younger children (ages 4-6) will stay with the group; parents of older children have the option of staying or not; there is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers.  Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.
    • Siblings younger than 3 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.
    • Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).

    This fall’s homeschool series focuses on animal classification.  Each month will focus on a different animal group.  December’s class will be an investigation of mammals.  We will learn what makes them special and then search outside for some clues that they have been nearby.

    Please register by November 30 to attend

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 12/05/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 2


    For children ages 12-16

    Come find out what it takes to work with captive hawks and owls.  Help take care of the daily maintenance of these birds and spend some time working hands-on with them.     

     Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp   

    Space is limited to 8.

    Fee is per child.

    Free for Society members

    $8 for nonmembers

    Please register by December 3

     

    • 12/08/2015
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 7

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years

    Adult participation is required

    The Christmas Possum has hidden candy canes in the park.  After some possum-themed indoor activities, the naturalist will lead your children on a hike to find them. 

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Friday, December 4. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    • 12/08/2015
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 11

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years

    Adult participation is required

    The Christmas Possum has hidden candy canes in the park.  After some possum-themed indoor activities, the naturalist will lead your children on a hike to find them. 

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Friday, December 4. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    • 12/12/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 7

    For Ages: 6-9 years old
    Adult participation is required.

    Bring nature inside this holiday season as we make tree cookie ornaments. Be sure to bring a wire clothes hanger per child and clothes you don’t mind getting paint on.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Program Fee: Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Registration Deadline: Monday, Dec 7

    Reservations are required. Register online, by mail, email or by phone 410-535-5327.

    • 12/12/2015
    • 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown MD
    • 15

    For Ages 10-adult, under 16 needs an adult.

    Program Fee:
    Free for BCNES members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Ever wanted to see a shooting star?  Then come to Kings Landing Park to watch one of the best meteor showers of the year. Bring a reclining lawn chair and blankets or sleeping bag to stay warm.  

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Reservations are required. Register online, by mail, email or by phone 410-535-5327. 

    Registration Deadline: Monday, Dec 10

    Fee is per family; may be paid online, by mail, in person, or on day of event.

    • 12/13/2015
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 23

    For adults, although teens 16 years and older may attend.

    All trees do not look alike in winter! We'll learn the basics of plant identification using winter keys and field guides, then take a hike to use our knowledge (so make sure you bring outdoor weather clothes). This program is designed for those with little or no experience and will focus on twigs, buds, and bark. Geared for adults, but teens 16 or older may attend.

    Co-sponsored by the Maryland Native Plant Society 

    Optional: field guides, hand lens

    Bring: Hand lens, binoculars, cameras. Wear comfortable walking shoes & dress for the weather.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Fee is per person.
    Free for Calvert Nature Society and Maryland Native Plant Society members
    $8 for nonmembers

    • 12/17/2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 9
    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    The days are short and the animals and plants have been getting ready for winter. Are you ready?  We will tell stories, play games, and cook some snacks over a campfire. Wear your warm clothes to this one – it will be outside!

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by December 14

    Fee is per family; Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:
    Free for BCNES members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    • 12/17/2015
    • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 7
    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    The days are short and the animals and plants have been getting ready for winter. Are you ready?  We will tell stories, play games, and cook some snacks over a campfire. Wear your warm clothes to this one – it will be outside!


    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by December 14

    Fee is per family; Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    • 12/19/2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
    • 8

    For Ages: 6-9 years
    Adult participation is required.

    Children will learn some basic compass skills and will use what they have learned to find candy canes hidden in the park.   

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Thursday, December 17.

    Register online, by mailemail or by phone 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee: Free for Society members

    $8 per family for nonmembers



Calvert Nature Society (formerly Battle Creek Nature Education Society) is dedicated to
the protection and preservation of Calvert County’s natural heritage
and the creation of an environmentally literate and aware community.
We provide opportunities for appreciation and understanding of our natural world through
our outreach initiatives and in support of the mission of the Calvert County Natural Resources Division.
The Society is a 501(c)3 organization.

Copyright Calvert Nature Society.
Mailing address: PO Box 122, Port Republic, MD 20676. info@calvertparks.org
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